A very cool (new) Report Designer from 90 Degree Software

I just finished watching an online demo of a great new Reporting Services report designer called “Radius”. It’s a new report designer created by the folks at 90 Degree Software, and I think it’s going to be a home run. It has a number of things going for it when compared to BIDS and/or Report Builder…

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Exporting as PDF from Report Viewer control returns dramatically different file sizes

Here is an interesting tidbit I picked up today that concerns the Report Viewer controls. Mohammad Farooq, one of our fine support folks, noticed that the same report exported as PDF from our Report Viewer control was a different size depending on the rendering mode being used by the control. When rendering a report from…

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Confessions of a reformed SPS hater – MOSS and Microsoft Business Intelligence

OK, I admit it — For years, I really didn’t like SharePoint. I thought it was silly — SharePoint sites were things that people started on a whim (like those “blog whatchamacallits”) and then quickly abandoned. Collaboration? Yeah, whatever — just attach the workbook/document to email and shut up already…I was a SharePoint curmudgeon. Well,…

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Saving SQL Server Reporting Services Reports inside MOSS

I spent this week  “beta testing” a BI class that will soon be made available Microsoft partners and those who want to develop on our platform. I was quite impressed by the material and instructors — If you hear about and/or have the opportunity to attend “BI Voyage”, make sure you go. It contained great…

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Where are the @#!$!?*& Floating Headers in SQL Reporting Services?

I ran into this problem a few months ago and never figured out “why”. However, a few days ago I saw a discussion that clued me in. Anyway, the HTML Toolbar (the thinger that allows you to do paging, searching, exporting, etc. in your reports) is responsible for making floating headers work in SQL Reporting Services…

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